Author: Sarah Stook

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Sarah Stook is a freelance writer with a great interest in US politics. Her area of interest is the Republican Party, presidential elections and how campaigns are conducted. You can follow her on Twitter at @sarah_stook.

The UK’s 2019 General Election was, from the moment it was called, destined to be an interesting one. In the late night of December 12th and early morning of December 13th, the results rolled in. Nobody perfectly predicted what would happen, as Tories took hold of seats they’ve never won before and long time Parliamentarians found themselves out of jobs. Labour managed a net gain of one seat, the SNP managed a solid round and the Lib Dems just did ok. Here are, in no particular order, the 10 biggest and most talked about moments of that election. The Exit…

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When the exit poll came in at 22:00 on a wet Thursday night, nobody could quite believe it. The poll, conducted by several news agencies and polling stations, predicted that the ruling Conservative Party would manage 368 seats against Labour’s 191. To put that into perspective, that is landslide area. It put everyone in a spin, from excited Tories to horrified opponents. Still, exit polls have been wrong in the past- they predicted a hung parliament in 1992 when there was in fact a surprise Conservative win. As the hours wore on and announcements were made in the wee hours…

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